syphilis and your oral health

How can syphilis affect your oral health?

When you get infected with syphilis, you may get sores in your mouths. These sores may look gray, white, or similar to an ulcer with a yellow centre. These sores can show up as early as three days or as late as ten weeks after the person is infected. Mouth sores related to syphilis are usually called mucous patches if the patch is white and gray in colour. If you have sores in your mouth then you could infect dental care personnel with your disease so you should avoid any non-urgent dental treatment as much as possible.